Today, there's an article in the New York Times
art section about the upcoming Daniel Clowes/Terry Zwigoff movie, Art School Confidential. Art School Confidential is elaborated on from a short comic segment Clowes had done in an Eightball edition. This will be Clowes and Zwigoff's second movie collaboration, the first being the highly successful 2001 Ghost World (also based off of a Clowes comic book). Before Ghost World, Zwigoff received a lot of attention in the mid-90s for his documentary of legendary underground comic R. Crumb.
A lot of die-hard Clowes fans were not that
impressed by the Ghost World film adaptation, most of it due to how much the script was altered from the original comic book plot (but those were decisions Clowes, himself, made). However, people like me who were introduced to Clowes through the Ghost World movie, and not through his comics, tend to have a much better opinion of it (I saw it when I was 16 or 17- the perfect time to see it!). A lot of it comes down to personal preference: maybe Clowes is selling out- at least a little, but is that really a bad thing when his movies are what encourage people to check out his comics?
Anyway, Art School Confidential is due out in theaters sometime in May, Go see it!